A variation of learning is indeed needed in some particular subjects such as math. First-grade students can develop their math skills by using games, puzzles, blocks, coloring pages, and cards. Some thematic learning also improves their knowledge of some specific topics. For example, a summer worksheet. You can use a worksheet with a few pictures of coloring watermelon with different amounts of seeds to help them with number sense or addition as well. In the welcoming autumn and fall season, use Halloween math coloring pages to get them excited about the most happening holiday in October to come. Do the ten learning by using sticky notes. Make a circle in the center of A3 paper and write down numbers that can make ten using them. For variations and easier for kids to follow, you are recommended to use bright colors sticky notes paper.
Holidays are not always about having all the games played and going out for picnics or theme parks. There are things you can also do at home together with the kids. Make it more fun than ever by using various themed worksheets. Kids love to do coloring so you might as well lookup for some worksheet options with coloring pages included. It is usually available with themes such as Halloween, summer, Thanksgiving, and even daily life to get them attached and focus better. Language or Math printable worksheets were the most common ones to use such activity, especially for early age children. Aside from worksheets, you can also offer craft activity projects so the learning can be more practical as well.
Even though Halloween might not feel the same like it used to this year, celebrating this hit holiday still can be done through distance. Kids might find distance learning boring if you are presenting various worksheets or learning with no live practice. For your Halloween teaching ideas, you can get your children ready with their pumpkin and explore it. They can measure and complete the coloring pages you have sent. Get your kids to join the class with some cute Halloween invitations with a dress code. One by one, let your students tell their experience in preparing their costumes or what their parents made at home together. You can also collaborate with students’ parents by giving them some activity instruction before the class begins.
The early fall season is the perfect time for introducing kids to Halloween symbols. Therefore, you have to arrange the project with Halloween symbols on it.
One you can use is the Halloween counting page which requires the students to count the symbols and write the result.
Choose the template that consists of a Halloween symbols picture. If you also want your students to color it, you may provide a blank template for them to color. Another style of counting pages is matching the picture with the number.
On this page, the students don’t need to write the number, so they only have to match and color it. Filling the result with a drawing can work too. It will enhance students’ skills in drawing the Halloween symbols such as bats, cats, pumpkins, and many more.
Start the counting page from the easiest one, and if your students have already mastered it, you can move to the complex one.
To make the kids excited about learning math skills, you might have to arrange the activity for it. Adjust the activities’ theme with the season or commercial holiday to introduce them to it.
During the fall season, you can use Halloween math activities as your teaching media. Counting Halloween candies can be an option. In this activity, students have to count and classify the candy based on the colors and write the result. Therefore, you have to provide the candies and the counting template for it.
You can use orange and brown candies. Make the students classify all candies into two colors while also counting them. After having the result, they can continue to write the result of each color and the total candies amount.
While they count the candies, you can explain to your students the connection between candies and Halloween to make them understand Halloween tradition.
There are many kinds of games with Halloween themes you can apply to your class. One of the funny board games to play is the pumpkin track board game. This game requires the students to throw the two dice and make their pion move from the start to finish.
To play this game in class you can provide the board by printing it first. Set the pion and dice to play. Because it’s impossible to play with one board, you have to divide the students into some groups that consist of at least 2-3 people in a group.
After done with the preparation, make your students understand the rules you explain and let them have fun with it.